The Nevers: Season 1

The Nevers: Season 1

The Nevers: Season 1

HBO's sci-fi action series, created by Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire SlayerThe Avengers), set during the last years of Victoria's reign when a supernatural event sees a chosen few Londoners (most of them women), suddenly possess strange new abilities. Hunted by those who want to eliminate them, this new underclass known as The Touched must join forces if they're to survive their enemies - and perhaps even save the world.

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ActionFantasyHistorical

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EPISODE 1.1
12 April 2021

Pilot

London, 1899. Three years after an inexplicable event suddenly equips them with extraordinary abilities, Amalia True and Penance Adair work to protect their kind from widespread, deepening antipathy. Meanwhile, police inspector Frank Mundi investigates a... MORE string of murders at the hands of a reportedly Touched and highly dangerous serial killer named Maladie.

EPISODE 1.2
19 April 2021

Exposure

With the city reeling from Maladie's opera debut, Mundi takes a personal stake in tracking her down, while Amalia launches an investigation of her own. Meanwhile, the charitable Lavinia Bidlow seeks to destigmatize the Touched... MORE at a society event, Hugo Swann enlists Lavinia’s younger brother Augie to help monetize his illicit enterprise, and a deranged doctor conducts a series of experiments.

EPISODE 1.3
26 April 2021

Ignition

Penance creates an amplifier to spread Mary's hope-inspiring song across the city – but first, Mary must find her elusive voice. As danger mounts against her group, Amalia propositions an unlikely ally and sets out... MORE to expand the Orphanage's reach. Swann further entangles Augie and Mundi in his business affairs.

EPISODE 1.4
3 May 2021

Undertaking

While Mundi seeks justice, Amalia and her most trusted advisors make a list of potential enemies. Harriet, Primrose, and the other Orphans attempt to decipher a message. Later, Amalia exposes an unexpected threat.

EPISODE 1.5
10 May 2021

Hanged

As the city buzzes with anticipation over a pending execution, Penance grapples with a moral calling at odds with Amalia's plan. With the two women at a crossroads, the Orphans must decide whom to follow.

EPISODE 1.6

True

Expected arrival: 17 May 2021 

After Amalia's origin story is revealed, a long-awaited reunion crystallizes the Orphans' mission.

The Nevers: Season 1 / Reviews

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Feels like a copy of a copy of a copy.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Equally incomprehensible and enlivening...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The humor feels arch, and the action... is mostly flat.

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CNN

CNN

The Nevers begins with an intriguing premise and develops it in such a plodding way that interest progressively fades with each successive hour.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

There is a lot going on in The Nevers. The only thing it seems to lack is a point.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

The visuals dazzle and the action scenes thrill...

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Decider

Decider

There are a lot of other shows more worthy of investing your time in.

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Stuff

Stuff

For all its fantastical conceits and sometimes challenging world-building, The Nevers' real strength is in its cast.

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Salon

Salon

(The Nevers) gives us very little we haven't seen before.

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The Age

The Age

Much more than standard superhero fare...

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Film School Rejects

Film School Rejects

Muddled, overcrowded, and less-than-engaging despite its complex lore and flashy special effects.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A show in desperate need of focus, and as episodes progress, more and more characters are added and the connection to the richest thematic throughline becomes increasingly tenuous.

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Paste

Paste

The Nevers might just be too messy to fix.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A joy to watch and a thrill to follow.

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Variety

Variety

Even when it errs towards the silly, it's fun and twisty enough to be an engaging page-turner of a show...

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

It feels empty, as if the scripts are just going through the motions...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

There's a lot of that carelessness throughout The Nevers. Or maybe it's just that there's simply a lot happening in The Nevers, and it's hard to keep track of it all.

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